Reply to "October 2014: What Are You Drinking?"

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Originally posted by Machine:
Thursday with the boys!!

1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs


Note to self: schedule a Thursday guys' night in Toronto.

How was the Billecart?


Note to self: try to arrange or attend more such nights. I feel rather lucky to know generous people with great cellars.

I quite enjoyed the billecart but wish I'd set the glass aside to see how it developed over the evening...apart from being very enjoyable my only thought was that it might benefit from a few more years of slumber.

On the topic of bubbly this was the third 1999 Dom I've had...first two years ago was austere but subtly delicious...another a few months back had fast-forwarded nicely and was more developed, delicious, and balanced...but last night's opening was a little hard to place, ever changing nose that was enjoyable at times, but less developed palate than the last bottle, and some noticeable sweetness, at least to me, and although certainly enjoyable I felt that it would have been more enjoyable if it had been decanted and treated like a flat dry white.
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